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Delcam to sponsor Bloodhound SSC world record attempt

Caption: Delcam has become an SME Sponsor for Bloodhound SSC

Delcam has become an SME Sponsor for the Bloodhound SSC (SuperSonic Car) adventure.  Bloodhound SSC aims to set a new world land speed record of 1000mph in South Africa in 2016.

Delcam will support the project with its manufacturing software and expertise, and will also produce some components for the record-breaking vehicle in its Advanced Manufacturing Facility.  Several Delcam customers and technical partners are already involved in using the company’s CADCAM software to manufacture parts for the ultimate jet- and rocket-powered racing car.

Bloodhound SSC represents an extreme sporting challenge that is already creating a huge stir in the world’s media.  The project will push engineering and science beyond the boundaries of known technology and so will have technical innovation at its heart.

Innovation is a key component of Delcam’s business philosophy.  The company invests around one quarter of its turnover in research and development.  As well as contributing to Delcam’s rapidly growing sales, the results of these developments have been recognised with three Queen’s Awards for Innovation.

Education is the primary objective of Bloodhound SSC with which Delcam can relate.  The project is a major showcase for engineering and science, with over 5,500 schools and colleges now using Bloodhound materials in class to excite and inspire the next generation of engineers.

Delcam’s sponsorship will be launched formally at the Autosport International exhibition to be held at the NEC from 9th to 13th January.  Delcam staff will be on the Bloodhound SSC stand at the event.

"Delcam is pleased to be joining the Bloodhound SSC team in time for the Autosport show,” commented Development Director, Bart Simpson.  "Our software is used already at all levels of the automotive and autosport industries, from the leading teams to specialist sub-contractors, where it helps manufacturers of metal and composite parts to maximise productivity, improve quality and reduce lead times.  We believe that our association with Bloodhound SSC will support further growth in the sector.”

09 December 2013

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